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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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Biography - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel:

German philosopher.
Born: 1770 - Died: 1831
Period:
19th century
18th century
Place of birth: Germany
Germany

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What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - Lectures on the Philosophy of History




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French
L'expérience et l'histoire nous enseignent que peuples et gouvernements n'ont jamais rien appris de l'histoire, qu'ils n'ont jamais agi suivant les maximes qu'on aurait pu en tirer.”
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - Leçons sur la philosophie de l'histoire

German
Was die Erfahrung aber und die Geschichte lehren, ist dieses, daß Völker und Regierungen niemals etwas aus der Geschichte gelernt und nach Lehren, die aus derselben zu ziehen gewesen wären, gehandelt haben.”
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - Vorlesungen über die Philosophie der Weltgeschichte




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Among the special duties to others, the first is Truthfulness in speech and action.”
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Nothing great has ever been accomplished without passion.”
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Man is nothing but the series of his acts.”
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...that this fear of erring is really the error itself.”
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